MOSCOW, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) -- Russia' s Far Eastern region of Khabarovsk has received another shipment of the Sukhoi Su-34 fighter bombers, the head of the Eastern Military District press service Col. Alexander Gordeyev said Wednesday.

"The new shipment of fighter bombers will be put in operation next academic year and will complete training and combat missions during air force drills," Gordeyev said.

However, Alexander Gordeyev did not say how many fighter bombers were received by the air force unit.

The Sukhoi Su-34 fighter bomber is designed to hit ground targets as well as naval ones. It is capable of engaging even small mobile targets and aerial targets in daytime and at night, under favorable and adverse weather conditions.

Established in 2010 and headquartered in the eastern Khabarovsk region, the Eastern Military District covers the former Far Eastern Military District and part of the former Siberian Military District.